Government must act to stop Covid fallout from killing grassroots sport | Sean Ingle

Coronavirus has left local sport creaking under financial strain and the public’s health is at serious risk if it collapses

Is sport overwhelmingly a force for good? In the days of Boy’s Own and brilliantine the answer would have been an unblinking yes. Now it comes with caveats and hesitations.

Watching PSG in the Champions League final was another reminder of how Gulf states use sport the way a grand illusionist employs misdirection, diverting eyes and capturing souls.

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